Ryumon Gorge, which is situated upstream of Ryumon Dam, is part of Mount Kurokami Prefectural Nature Park, and features a walking path along the gorge where hikers can enjoy a mountain stroll surrounded in nature up to Mount Kurokami. This is a beautiful gorge which has been selected as one of Japan's 100 natural sites to preserve for the 21st century. The deep green flora and clear, flowing water will soothe the heart. The water flowing through Ryumon Gorge has been chosen as one of the top 100 waters of Japan. The cuisine made from the carp, eel, ayu and other river fish exposed to this water is the specialty of Ryumon Gorge. There is a camping ground, bungalows and so on close by, so you can either camp or enjoy a day trip to suit your schedule.
From train station: 10-minute taxi ride from Arita Station on the JR Sasebo Line
Car: 15-minute drive from Nishi-kyushu Expressway Hasami-Arita IC
● Free entry
● Camp Site Closed: December 27 - January 5
● Parking Lot: Accommodates 100 cars (free of charge)
● Contact: Tel: +81-955-46-2111